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Curitiba vaccinates more than 16,000 children against the flu on D-Day, but warns the campaign continues

Curitiba vaccinates more than 16,000 children against the flu on D-Day, but warns the campaign continues

On Saturday (4/30), Curitiba City Council began vaccinating children from 6 months to under 5 years (4 years, 11 months and 29 days). They also received a dose of the triple viral vaccine (VTV), which protects against mumps, rubella and measles, diseases that have again seen an increase in cases in the country. The Municipal Health Service ended the day with the application of 16,940 doses.

Next week, the campaign will be extended to pregnant and postpartum women. The homeless and the indigenous population will also be vaccinated. The summoned audience (children 6 months to less than 5 years old and older people 60 years of age or older) can also be vaccinated.

These audiences are part of the priority groups identified by the Ministry of Health, which consider these people to be at higher risk of complications caused by influenza.

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In the Saturday service, 26 basic health units were opened. Tarcis Prado Júnior and his wife, Flávia de Souza Prado, chose the Mãe Curitibana Health Unit, in São Francisco, to vaccinate their children, Enzo, 4, and Isis, 2, 2. Although accustomed to the vaccination since they were children, the brothers were a little fearful and were welcomed into their father’s lap as the two doses were applied.

“The vaccine protects our children from an early age, and we take care of their health from the very beginning. I think it is very important to show concern not only for us, the parents, but also for the town hall and the community as a whole for the health of the little ones. The best thing we can give our children is this care, and it is a responsibility Father and mother,” as Tarcis identified.

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Carmen de Oliveira woke up early and took her 3-year-old and 6-month-old daughter Jasmine for both vaccinations. “It is important to prevent my daughter from contracting these diseases. Her vaccination record is up to date and all mothers should do the same,” stresses Carmen.

Mercês neighbourhood, Vinicius Konchinsky, went by bike to pick up 2-year-old João, to keep his son’s vaccination routine up to date. In addition to being responsible for Joao’s health, Vinicius used the morning to ride his only child. “It is important for the health of Joao and all the children, so they are all protected,” concludes Vinicius.

Parents of children who were unable to attend on Saturday will be able to take them to vaccination points throughout the week. The summary also applies to older adults who have not yet been immunized against influenza.

According to an estimate by the Municipal Health Administration (SMS), more than 125,000 children were eligible to be vaccinated on Saturday.

virus trio
The triple viral vaccine (VTV) protects against mumps, rubella and measles, which have again increased in cases in the country. In Curitiba, there is no record of the disease this year, but measles cases have increased in other states. As people move to other cities, the disease can arrive and spread if there is no significant vaccination movement.

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The SMS started this year’s flu campaign on March 30 and has already vaccinated more than 93,000 people in the city. The priority audience is determined by the ministry according to the degree of vulnerability and the likelihood of complications in the event of influenza infection.

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The national campaign was divided into two phases. In Curitiba, the elderly and children aged 6 months to 5 years have already been recalled, and health professionals are being vaccinated. The contract for other priority groups is dependent on the arrival of a new shipment of vaccines.

Next week, influenza vaccination will also begin for pregnant and postpartum women, indigenous peoples and the homeless.

It remains to be called: persons with comorbidities; Persons with permanent disabilities; truck drivers; transport workers; port workers; Security forces; Armed forces; Workers in the system of deprivation of liberty, population deprived of liberty, adolescents and youth in social and educational measures.

protect yourself
In addition to vaccination for the most vulnerable public, non-pharmacological care should be maintained to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, not just influenza, such as frequent hand hygiene, ventilation of environments, and avoidance of gatherings and enclosed spaces.

If you have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, general malaise, sore throat, headache, body aches, chills) the recommendation is to stay in isolation. If you need to travel for healthcare, the trend is to wear a protective face mask.

For SUS users with mild respiratory symptoms, primary care can be done by phone at 3350-9000, Monday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.